Joe Spibey, the founder of and a practising jazz musician has given illustrated talks,
helped with jazz film programming, and loaned out various posters and stills to societies and cinemas.

Joe Spibey, gave an interview with Joe Dimino on KCXL Neon Jazz. It was broadcast on 11th June 2015
Neon Jazz has been airing since 2011. Hosted by Joe Dimino and Engineered by John Christoper in Kansas City, Missouri.
Take a listen on KCXL (102.9 FM / 1140 AM) out of Liberty, MO on Saturday Morning from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Sunday Morning from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Catch it on TuneIn Radio via the web.To listen to the show / interview:

He has also appeared on BBC Scotland discussing jazz on film.
The education page gives details of two illustrated talks that can be arranged for colleges and university specialising in jazz courses.

"Jazz Frames - a history of jazz on the screen""
An illustrated talk outlining the history of jazz in the movies. Clips from Russian and French jazz in the thirties to film of the last decade

"Black frames - A history of black musicians in Hollywood
The African American experience in Hollywood. From 1927 onwards.

You can email joe@jazzonfilm,com ,

Over the years the National Film Theatre in London have had a number of jazz seasons.
Below are the original programmes for the 1961 and 1973 seasons

jazz 61 BFI

Jazz2 61BFI

Jazz 3 BFI 61

Jazz1 BFI 73

Jazz2 BFI 73

Jazz3 BFI 73

Jazz4 BFI 73

Below is the programme for the TCB company season of films from 1981




Below is the programme for a season of all black cast films from 1994, a number featuring jazz musicians

separate cinema 1

Separate Cinema 2

Separate Cinema 3

Below is a programme of TV jazz shows shown at the London Natrional Film Theatre in 2002

TV jazz 2002

Separate Cinema
Fifty years of black cast cinema
by John Kisch and Edward Mapp
(Noonday 1992)

Black Magic: White Hollywood and African and American Culture
by Krin Gabbard
(Rutgers University Press 2004)
Has excellent chapters on Thelonious Monk and Robert Altman's " Kansas City"

Grove Dictionary of Jazz
edited by Barry Kernfeld
(Macmillan 1988 and 1994)

Jammin’ at the Margins;
Jazz and the American Cinema
by Krin Gabbard
(Chicago University Press 1996)
One of the very best books on the subject

Jazz on Film;
The Complete Story of the Musicians and Music on Screen
by Scott Yanow
(Backbeat Books 2004)
A very good guide to what is available
The Soundies Book
by Scott MacGillvray and Ted Okuda 1997
This is an updated version of
'The Soundies Distributing Corporation of America (1991)
Body and Soul:
Jazz and Blues in American Film
1927 - 63

by Peter Stanfield
(University of Illinois 2005)
Some Liked it Hot:
Jazz Women in Film and Television,

Kristin McGee
(Wesleyan University Press)
Jazz in the Movies
by David Meeker
(BFI 1977 and Talisman Books Ltd 1981)
The most comprehensive book on the subject but has not been updated for over twenty years
Duke Ellington:
Day by Day and Film by Film

Dr Klaus Strateman (Jazz Media 1992)
The most comprehensive book about any jazz musicians film career
Blacks in Black and White;
a source book of black films
by T. H. Samson
(Metuchen New York 1977 1st edition (2nd edition??)
Louis Armstrong on the Screen
Dr Klaus Stratemann
(Jazz Media 1992)
Another comprehensive book about Armstrong from the author of above
Frame by Frame;
a black filmography Vol1(1900 to 1977) and Vol 2 (1978 to 1994)
by P.R. Klotman
(Indiana University Press, Bloomington and London 1979 and 1997

The Films of Artie Shaw,
Glen Miller Tony Pastor and Stan Kenton
by Dr Klaus Stratemann
(der JAZZFREUND 1980)

Negro Bands on Film
Vol. 1 Big Bands 1928 -1950
an Exploratory Filmography
by Dr Klaus Stratemann
(Uhle & Kleimann, 1981)
Black in the British Frame
by Stephen Bourne
(Continuum 2001)


K Jazz ( jazz on video) catalogue

Monthly Film Bulletin
Sight and Sound
Jazz Journal International bimonthly jazz on the screen columns currently written by Peter Vacher
Various Film Festival brochures including London, Cork, Toronto, Denver
Jazzwise magazine has jazz on film write ups including the latest DVD's

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